Aliens have landed in Arizona and we are here to show you the proof! The fifth anniversary of the unique and immersive Phoenix Lights 2019 Music Festival has come to an end, and following it is our evidence of a stellar good time at the Park at Wild Horse Pass. Although we enjoyed every aspect of Phoenix Lights (including short lines, spacious grassy areas, cashless wristbands, and perfect weather), what we noticed most about the festival was that attendees knocked it absolutely out of this world with their outfits. Arizona festival-goers always embrace every theme to the fullest and we are so here for it. There is just something about bass music and aliens coupled together that makes perfect sense to us, and Phoenix Lights is definitely no exception. Relentless Beats continues to impress us with their well thought out, well-executed events. And now the wait is over, Freaks, for our photo recap of Phoenix Lights 2019!
Narrowing down to just 25 of our favorite photos from this weekend was quite the task. Art installations, blue skies, killer outfits, gorgeous smiling faces, and ridiculous stage production made for some beautiful memories.
The rave community is truly something special. Friends adorn their dopest gear and go all out. Check out these two beauties and their outfits from Decadence Arizona 2018 as well!
Excision murdered the Mothership main stage. His visuals, combined with the heavy lasers and large UFO-shaped stage, made it clear why this man is headlining festivals around the world (including his very own of course).
Ravers from all walks of life came out this weekend to celebrate the fifth annual Phoenix Lights. Mom ravers? Check. Ravers from across the country? Check. Ravers with corporate jobs on the weekdays? Check. Our community really has it all. No matter who you are or where you are from, the electronic scene is more than welcoming.
Claude VonStroke brought all of the Dirtybirds out to the Colony stage, packing the 360 degree stage to the brim!
During the day, the Colony stage had a colorful, energetic atmosphere. RBDeep knew what they were doing here when they brought Brando, a local that throws a ton of awesome events with Dvina Entertainment.
Vanic brought all of the feels. But then he also got a little heavy with CBAT and a few RL Grime songs, so he definitely made it into our top five sets of the entire festival. Do not miss Vanic the next time you have the opportunity!
Those wondrous Arizona sunsets made for perfect squad pic backdrops. As promised, Relentless Beats provided a huge grassy area for dancing and chilling.
NastyHumanz started day one off right at the Invasion stage.
Phoenix Lights fully embraces its UFO theme. Complete with art installations and dancers, the festival goes all out in letting attendees truly feel abducted from our own world.
VIP lounges offered a chill atmosphere surrounded by otherworldly glowing (3D!) wall artwork. Relentless Beats caters VIP areas wonderfully and makes them totally worth a little extra cash.
Yultron blew the Mothership stage away. Some attendees even hung out with him in the crowd after his day two set!
Arizona is the perfect setting for outdoor festivals almost all year ’round. Attendees come in from all over the country for Relentless Beats events.
One wonderful trend we have noticed in the last couple years of dance music is that female DJs are on the rise. Whipped Cream is one of those making huge waves in the scene and we are loving it.
Although Cookie Monsta was unable to attend the festivities this weekend due to medical issues and doctor’s orders, the legend Doctor P held it down just fine all by himself. Personally, I thought his set was the best of the weekend, and to top it off he even unveiled new visuals courtesy of one of our favorite visual artists, Luis Colindres.
Excision’s worshipers, or “headbangers” as we know them, were out in full force this weekend. Lots of sore necks left Rawhide after day one.
Subtronics b2b SQUNTO was absolutely bonkers. If you caught the Up In Smoke Tour at all this past winter, you knew that Subtronics has been delivering the wonks and wubs like nothing we have ever seen before. But when these two joined forces, the results were legendary. Oh, and Subtronics even played a little VIP version of “Headband“.
Those UFO art installations though! Based on all the fire, we can only assume this one crash landed…
Sage Armstrong may look like he drops dubstep, but this DJ/producer actually rolls with the Dirtybird crew.
Lasers at the Mothership stage and Invasion stage left our jaws on the floor. Personally, nothing is more awe-inspiring to me than a sky full of lasers.
One of our favorite locals, LIMBO, shook the ground at the Fallout stage.
Did we mention this year had more grass?! And shade! Also, later set times (compared to 2018) made the heat much more enjoyable.
Above all, the thing that really makes a festival great is the people and the vibes. Friends are never in short supply at any Relentless Beats function.
We seriously could not get enough of that fiery UFO.
And for our top photo of Phoenix Lights 2019, we present the king of funktronica himself, GRiZ. Riding the wave of his newly-released album, the saxophone yielding producer mixed new songs with a few classics that will never, ever get old. See you next year, Freaks, when #TheLightsReturn for us again!
*Featured Image Via Joshua Andrews of GrandSchemeViews*